5 Simple Summer Cocktails That Are Cool and Refreshing

Yearning for some simple summer cocktails? Check out these five cool and refreshing summer cocktail recipes that will make you forget all about the heat. Whether you favor champagne or tequila, gin or bourbon, you’re bound to find a summer cocktail you’ll enjoy here.

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simple summer cocktails
Veuve Clicquot Rich + Lemon and Thyme Photo: Veuve Clicquot

Veuve Clicquot Rich + Lemon and Thyme

Ingredients:

Directions:

Place 5 ice cubes in a large wine glass, add lemon zests, top with Veuve Clicquot Rich, and finish with springs of fresh Thyme.
Recipe courtesy of Veuve Clicquot

Veuve Clicquot Rich
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simple summer cocktails
The Cartel Photo: Lemoncocco

The Cartel

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Lemoncocco
  • 1.5 oz Tequila Blanco
  • 1 oz Agave Syrup
  • 1/2 Lime

Directions:

In a shaker tin, add ice and all the ingredients. Shake vigorously to combine and chill. Garnish with a lemon slice.
Recipe courtesy of Lemoncocco

Lemoncocco
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simple summer cocktails
WTRMLN Mule Photo: Tequila Patron

WTRMLN Mule

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Patrón Silver
  • 3 oz WTRMLN WTR
  • 4 oz Ginger Beer
  • 0.75 oz Lemon Juice
  • 6 Raspberries, 2 for garnish
  • + Mint Sprig for garnish

Directions:

In a shaker tin, muddle the raspberries by gently pressing them. Add the remaining ingredients except the ginger beer. Add ice and shake vigorously to combine and chill. Strain into a mule mug filled with fresh ice. Top off with ginger beer. Garnish with a mint sprig and raspberries.
Recipe courtesy of Tequila Patron

Patron Silver
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simple summer cocktails
Twisted Juleep Photo: Jim Beam

Twisted Juleep

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Jim Beam Black
  • 0.5 parts peach nectar
  • Muddled blueberries (a handful) and mint with a touch of brown sugar

Directions:

In a double old fashioned glass, muddle the mint and brown sugar. Add the blueberries and muddle again. Add crushed ice, peach nectar and Jim Beam Black. Stir to distribute mint. Top with crushed ice. Garnish with blueberries and a mint sprig.
Recipe courtesy of Jim Beam

Jim Beam Black
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simple summer cocktails
NOLET’s Silver Peach Lemonade. Photo: NOLET’s Gin

NOLET’S Silver Peach Lemonade

Ingredients:

Directions:

Muddle 2 peach slices in the bottom of a mason or highball glass. Add ice and remaining ingredients and stir. Garnish with a peach slice.
Recipe courtesy of NOLET’s Gin

NOLET’S Silver Gin
$, Zachys Wine & Liquor

 

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Need recipes for simple summer cocktails? Check out these five cool and refreshing summer cocktails that will make you forget all about the heat.

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